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    marchogaeth is offline Early Fruiter
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillykat View Post
    I got 3 Polka last year and temporarily potted them up in large pots.....and forgot to put them in the ground
    I'm pretty sure GQT showed they did better in pots (all else being equal) because the roots got really cold over winter which promoted fruiting. That's why it's worth cleaning grass etc out from around the canes in the autumn.

    Heeled my new cane sin today. We have to start a new and hopefully isolated patch after some strange and devastating raspberry killing nightmare took out everything, including suckers two years ago.
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    I would suggest planning your planting with supports, possibly along a boundary/fence or dividing line between beds.

    There are two lots of autumn fruiting raspberries that were planted by the previous tenant of my allotment, one group is wired in along the boundary but the other has no posts of any sort and is smack in the middle of the lower half of the plot, very in the way and untidy. I may yet move them but worry this could kill them. It is a bother.

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